Real life, Real People, Real Issues. I'm a working Mom w/2 Boys, 1 Husband, 1 Dog, and now 1 Child w/T1D Type 1 Diabetes. I always have a lot to say. I'm a talker, and I've been told I'm very blunt. I really don't sugar coat anything (no pun intended). My good friends appreciate this because they know I will always give them my honest opinion, even when they don't want to hear it.
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Free Stuff? Yes Please!
There is lots of Free stuff online if you just look for it. I've been looking lately and found many sites that offer free samples, coupons, and gift cards. Now some of these sites ask you to take survey's and you can accumulate points which can then be used to purchase gift cards. Now if your a stay at home Mom with a little guy or gal and they still take naps, you can use that time to unwind and search for the deals or take online surveys.
Also Amazon is a great place to search for FREE stuff. They always have listing of books to download to your kindle app for free. Amazon Free Book of The Day
Many large companies like to give away free prizes and coupons, so frequently check out their sites for new promotions or products. Some of these companies only have a limited number of samples, or prizes to give away so make sure you jump on those quick! A great place to start searching is on companies Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter pages and feeds.Here are just a few examples of companies offering free prizes and giveaways.
How did you know your child had Type 1 diabetes? Parents of children with diabetes will hear this question asked a million times. And each time you tell your story the story gets shorter and shorter. You begin to leave out details. Details that may one day save another child's life. I wrote this for a couple of reasons. The first reason was to document the details and help other families who are searching for answers to unexplained symptoms. The second reason was to really get my emotions off my chest, and reflect. December 30, 2016 is a day I will never forget.
This date will now be forever know to us as Carter's "dia-versary."This was the day my seven year old son Carter was diagnosed with Type one Diabetes. I still tear up when I say or even write those words... my son was diagnosed with T1D. It all kind of happened so fast really. It was Christmas break 2016 and the kids were home for a couple of weeks. Things were normal as usual, stress right before a holiday,…
Basal or Bolus. What's the difference? Where did the term basal and bolus come from? Furthermore, what the heck is the difference? Being new to diabetes you start to hear new terms that you're unfamiliar with like basal and bolus but the basal we're talking about isn't the kind you cook with (that's basil). If you're like me, you kind of feel stupid asking the question because everybody around you seems to know the difference between basal and bolus. You may hear a nurse or doctor say things like "I think we just need to increase your basal." And I'm thinking... which one is that, because I'm looking at NovoLog and Levemir? You don't ask the question but you keep picking up on clues of what this may mean. I'm going to make it simple for you. Basal and bolus are exactly the same thing, but different. Ok, not so simple. Basal and bolus are terms used for insulin injections. The basal is the long acting insulin that is "always" run…